By Jenny Clark
Selecting the right home plan can mean the difference between romantic walks on the beach and a night in the dog house.** As you’re exploring floor plans on Dream Home Source, one of the main things you’ll want to consider is...SPACE! Space is like water: can’t have too much; can’t have too little. For instance, if you live in Los Angeles and your spouse (for whatever reason) lives in Paris, that large physical distance can be a strain on your relationship. On the other hand, if you and your spouse live in the same house together—one that features a tiny kitchen and tiny closets—the idea of having an ocean separating the two of you might sound pretty good after a while.
Bottom line: marriage is hard. Below are five home plans that may make married life a little easier.
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1: Farmhouse House Plan 120-258
What makes this home plan divorce-proof?
2: Farmhouse home plan 430-185
This design is all about storage. Splendidly sweet storage! Check out elements of the plan, such as...
3: Modern farmhouse plan 569-37
This floor plan features room for six cars. No, that’s not a typo. We actually meant to say: six cars. This is the type of house plan you should consider if your husband or wife is dedicated to a hobby or work-from-home profession that requires a great deal of storage. For instance, if your wife buys, sells, and/or collects cars or other automobile-like things, such as jet skis, motorcycles, or anything else that can be properly stored in a garage, she's going to need a design like this.
4: Log style home plan 928-263
Have a partner that snores? First, my condolences. Second, let me introduce you to home plan 928-263. This design features a magnificent amenity known as "a snore room" (on the main level floor plan above, this area is noted as a "Study.") Ultimately, it's just a room that connects to the master suite. If you have a snoring spouse, this can be their nightly place of exile. If you have a new baby, this can be the nursery. If you enjoy a good book, it can be used as a study. And so on.
5: Cottage plan 497-13
While not having enough space can definitely start arguments, having too much can also be a problem. For instance, have you ever had an argument with your spouse that goes something like this?
"The furniture in the upstairs bedroom is dusty. Why haven't you cleaned it?"
"No one ever goes into that bedroom. Who cares if it's dusty?"
"I care. I care!!!"
Having an extra bedroom for guests or as a home office is usually a smart idea. On the other hand, if you know you only need one, maybe two bedrooms, selecting a 5 bedroom floor plan may not be the best choice. Sure, it's big and pretty, but will you really want to buy furniture for and clean those extra rooms? Probably not. So, consider this as you shop. If you are looking for a small-ish design, house plan 497-13 could be your best bet. It's only 1,616 square feet, and yet it manages to offer an open floor plan, an extra bedroom for guests, a study (which could also be a home office or den), and a cute front and rear porch.
You know what every plan featured in this blog has in common? CURB APPEAL! Curb appeal is another factor that can totally bring people together. If you and your special honey build your dream home and it becomes the most stunning house on the block, guess what? That's something the two of you can smile about forever.
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** Disclaimer: This blog is simply a good-humored attempt to show how selecting the right home plan can make married life easier. No one thing (including the perfect floor plan) can make or break a marriage!